Most attend Corcoran High School and like to share the ups and downs of their week and talk about their budding love lives through an activity called “Happy, Crappy, Sappy.” At one recent gathering, they discussed the logistics of getting to prom and what they would like to wear. Some sat cross-legged like pre-K students on two black futons and others stretched across the hardwood floor, wrapped in blankets. Their giggles and chatter over a movie faded as they broke for a meal of a large chicken tender, seasoned fries paired with just the right amount of ketchup, and a tangelo, all served with a lemonade-flavored
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His two children are growing up in Cicero, a town with moderate to high opportunities in all three categories.
Yes despite that, Works doesn’t think where people live determines their opportunities in life.
“I honestly believe you can live anywhere, I really do. You can right all wrongs, you can get out of the mess if you apply yourself,” he said in an interview this spring. “It is easier (in
Yinger, a trustee professor of public administration and economics at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, has it in his blood to study issues of race and civil rights. His father, John Milton Yinger, wrote a sociology textbook on race relations that went through five editions in the 1950s.
In fact in 1965, the year Yinger graduated high school, he was able to briefly meet Martin Luther King Jr. because Yinger’s father invited King to deliver the commencement address at Oberlin College.
Yinger was going to drive King from his hotel to a nearby chapel where he was speaking. But at
The 42-year-old black resident of Syracuse bought a house.
He’s the only one to own the home he lives in, which makes him an exception indeed: Only 29.9 percent of African-American households in the city own the home they live in, a rate far less than the 71.9 percent of non-Hispanic whites.
Brown’s situation is not just unusual. It’s an accomplishment in the face of long odds, according to the recent CNY Fair Housing “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing.”
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“If they don’t have the parks, they’re going to have the streets,” said Edward Mitchell Sr., a park aide at the Southwest Community Center and the athletic director for Syracuse’s inner-city little league baseball. “The kids that don’t utilize our parks are the ones in the streets, because they don’t have anything to do.”
Mitchell noted that’s a different role than
But long before she was a community figure championing for fair housing rights, Santangelo was a child growing up in a household with its fair share of financial difficulties. But they never lost their home, and Santangelo is confident that was critical.
It was the first impressionable experience she had with the importance of a stable
Ayers’ parents had decided this development was a good place to start fresh. They previously lived in a home Ayers’ grandparents owned and knew it was time for a change.
The second home was where he made many of his fondest childhood memories.
“That was the life,” he says.
But just four short years later, his home had fallen apart. Today, 20 years later, he’s put it all back together, helping others find homes of their own, sometimes in the face of discrimination and other unfair practices.
The imposing Ayers — who stands 6 feet, 4 inches, 265 pounds — is the enforcement
He roams the tiny Brady Faith Center, with a cup